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Hand counting ballots OK, judge rules

A Carson City District Court judge denied a challenge from a progressive group to block hand counting ballots in Nevada.

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Fatal crashes in Nye County down 72% this year

Traffic deaths were down in most rural areas in the state, notably Nye County, where the five fatalities seen through August were 72 percent lower than the 18 deaths during the same time span last year. A sixth fatality earlier this month was not included in the latest data.

Tax breaks to lure up to 51 jobs to Pahrump in coming years

ARES Nevada is developing a merchant energy storage facility at a working gravel mine in Pahrump. The average pay would be more than $42 an hour.

As virus wanes, Nye County schools face some lingering old problems

Growing enrollments, teacher shortages, funding deficits and other problems have long plagued the rural district, which is consistently the lowest-performing in Nevada, a state that lags the rest of the nation when it comes to education.

Nevada files motion to end ‘zombie-like’ Yucca Mountain project

Nevada filed a motion to continue a licensing effort for Yucca Mountain in the hopes of finally killing the decades-old plan to bury high-level nuclear waste in the state.

Nye’s 5.9% unemployment rate highest in Nevada

Nevada lost 600 jobs in August, marking the first time the number of the jobs in the state has gone down in a month since employment bottomed out in May 2020.

Here’s the plan for hand-counting paper ballots in Nye County this election

Nye County Clerk Mark F. Kampf will administer the 2022 general election using only paper ballots for both mail-in and at the polls — with provisions for ADA compliance to use machines — and conduct a parallel electronic tabulation and hand-counted confirmation of those votes, a spokesperson for Nye County confirmed on Tuesday.